Volume/Folder: A Characteristic List of the Clerks of the Bank of North America, undated poem

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Record Number: 10743
Box/Case: 12
Folder: 3
Original Format: Manuscripts
Dimensions: Dimensions of case, 15 by 18.5 cm
Image description: This pamphlet contains a humorous poem in rhymed couplets describing employees of the Bank of North America, the first national chartered bank in the United States. Poem is undated but was likely written in the early 1800s. It appears to have been written by several different clerks, with each section describing a different co-worker. While it references classical literature and is mostly written in iambic pentameter, the poem largely describes the apathy the clerks felt for their jobs, and was likely written as a source of entertainment.